Raku Experience

During one of our earlier Lanesboro Area Art Trail events this year, I had a group of studio visitors at the studio participate in a raku firing. It got me thinking – maybe that would be a great addition to our Art Trail weekends.  

With three events remaining this fall, I’ll be offering a Raku Experience workshop during Lanesboro Area Art Trail weekends.  These workshops are targeted at folks with little or no pottery experience.  Each attendee will glaze a pre-made ornament, participate in the raku firing and take their ornament home that same day.

 More information is available by visiting the Raku Experience page on this blog.  Click HERE

Under Pressure

Next week, I’m participating in Rhubarb Festival in Lanesboro Minnesota mostly to promote the upcoming Lanesboro Area Art Trail.  One of the requriements of being a vendor at Rhubarb Festival is that your product be in some way related to rhubarb.  Hmmm… 

I have a green glaze that is similar in color to rhubarb, my bowls work excellent to hold cut up rhubarb and my tall vases work great as a display for rhubarb stems & leaves.  But that didn’t seem like enough of a tie to rhubarb to me, so today I’m working on some serving plates that are definitely rhubarb themed.  

Now to get them made, dried, fired and glazed by next weekend.  It’s definitely possible.     

Have a great weekend all.

Another Pottery Sale Season Ending

Wow, another sale season has come and gone again.  Seems like I was just setting up for the Bluff Country Studio Art Tour which is my first big event each year. Yesterday was the last day of my Holiday Mud and Suds Sale with my sister Jackie of Wishy Washy Soap Company which is always our big season finale.  

My last glaze kiln load is running right now with  orders I need to deliver before Christmas.  After that, I’ll be able to have a big sigh of relief and move on to planning my 2014 season.  I’m excited about some new changes coming up and a second season of the Lanesboro Area Art Trail

In the meantime, it’s staying warm and waiting for the kiln to finish up.  

Have a great week.

New Work

The last couple months have been really focused on selling the items I’ve made earlier in the year, but I did manage to get some new things made. Lots of mugs because I’ve really sold a lot of those this season. Also some baking dishes and square platters. Now that these have all been washed and waxed, it’s time to start glazing. 

The last Lanesboro Area Art Trail of the 2013 season takes place this weekend. If you’re in the SE Minnesota area stop in and visit for a bit.  

Finally had a chance to clean up my sidebar a bit too.  Check out those social media buttons on the top.  They were long overdue, try them out.  

Have a great week!!!

Lanesboro Area Art Trail

Lanesboro Minnesota, long known as the Bed and Breakfast Capital of Minnesota was recently named one of America’s Top Twelve Art Places.  With the intent of expanding the areas artistic spectrum, a few artists in the Lanesboro Minnesota area got together to discuss the creation of an ongoing open studio event.  The result of those discussions was the creation of a series of group, scheduled open studio weekends from June through November each year called the Lanesboro Area Art Trail. 

The first of these open studio weekends will take place September 20 – 21 with three artist studios participating. 

I’m proud to be one of the participating artist studios and so excited to be involved in this new event.  The last couple months have been a whirlwind of getting dates nailed down, rack cards made, maps and brochures printed, signs printed, photos and info from artists, a web site created and ads ready for Minnesota Public Radio.  It’s all coming together nicely.

The Lanesboro area in the fall is stunning.  With three open studio dates scheduled for this fall, I hope you can come out to visit our studios and see the beautiful and inspiring artistic spaces where we create. 

For more information on the Lanesboro Area Art Trail dates and participating studios, click HERE and find us on FACEBOOK.